Rothay Garden Hotel
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Had a big sleep. Was going to do a short walk but when we were about to start the rain came pouring in. Arun and I decided to stay at the hostel while Pete went around Rydal and Grasmere. (Although called the Lakes District, the area only has one "lake" — Brassenthwaite.) We had pumpkin soup and a sandwich for lunch when the weather improved. Took a short walk to Grasmere for some photos. There was snow on the hill-peaks but was not too cold. Peter ...
... was being freshly carved in front of us, and tasted and was as crispy as Auntie Fong's. Began long drive to Grasmere. Started raining. Stopped briefly for petrol at Newcastle Under Lyme. Saw Aston Villa FC's stadium and Birmingham city centre from the motorway, as well as the lights of Manchester and Liverpool. Had a very good Pad Thai for dinner. Saw the new James Bond at the local ...
... With just 10 shops under this ‘grass roofed’ piece of architecture, there is a limit to what you would find to appeal to every palate. I would suggest this centre would keep families with children entertained, as it houses a reasonably sized toy shop, the largest 3D cinema in the north west and there is a busy (it was Saturday when I was there) pottery painting workshop.
I found a few bits of interest, particularly given ...
... roughly 8 bacon sandwiches in my first 2 days home... safe to say I missed bacon! Ahhhhh well, YUMMY! I managed to rekindle my love of House series 1-3 and Doctor Who season 4, all round a goooood Toussaint! Off back to France on Saturday morning for another 6 weeks before Christmas - wooooooo! xo
Just an update, I'm all packed ...
... to me. We walked a bit near the lake and had lunch at the lakeside cafe. We did a little shopping, then parted for a night in Manchester. It was sad to leave Barbara and Nick, but we'll see them again soon, I'm sure. Anhgus dared to hitch a ride with us back to the hotel, where we were all staying near the airport. I dropped off the rental car, proud to have not hit a single curb in this one. Kim and I will pack, so we're ready to catch our flights back home tomorrow ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking